The Snake River Sporting Club is Sensational
There’s an expression that’s become common in Jackson, Wyoming over the last couple of decades. The billionaires are pushing the millionaires out of town. The incredibly rustic terrain, the soaring drama of the Tetons, the accessibility to Yellowstone National Park, the world-class skiing, climbing and fishing in an hard-to-get-to location have combined to make Jackson one of the most sought-after, and consequently priciest locales in the west.
The golf scene is also getting richer by the day, and the unquestioned heavyweight is the remarkably attractive, meticulously conditioned Snake River Sporting Club, about a dozen-odd miles south of town, hard by the Snake River itself. Tom Weiskopf is the designer-of-record. The former British Open champ was the “it” designer of a decade-or-more past, but has been superceded in recent years by the likes of Crenshaw—Coore, Jim Engh and Tom Doak. But at the SRSC, Weiskopf is back with a vengeance, providing an elegant, linear routing, peppered with hardwoods on the outward nine, surrounded by wetlands as a player heads for home. The greens are topsy-turvy, and woe to the poor golfer who finds themselves 60 feet and four separate levels from the flag on the drive-able par-4 2nd hole!
When next in Jackson, be sure to run the river, spy a buffalo or moose, hike in Teton National Park, enjoy a tram ride to the apex of the ski area and grab a saddle in the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. But if you can swing the access, do not miss the chance to visit the absolutely stellar Snake River Sporting Club.
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